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September 2014

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for healthcare symposium, Nov. 13-14 in Atlanta

PHOENIX – SABEW is seeking applicants for a special symposium in Atlanta that will explore issues around the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform. The event, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, will be held Nov. 13 and 14 at the University of Georgia's Gwinnett Campus in suburban Atlanta. Co-sponsor is the University’s Grady College of Journalism, along with the graduate program in ...[Read More]
Friday, September 26th, 2014

Two new appointments round out SABEW Board of Governors

Special to SABEW Brad Foss, deputy business editor of The Associated Press, and Bryan Borzykowski, a Toronto-based freelance business writer, have been appointed to the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Foss (at right), who has been with the AP since 1999, directs daily coverage and long-term strategy for a global staff of reporters and editors from his ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Summer Ethics Fellowship for Journalists at Auschwitz

Special to SABEW FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of journalists during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week summer program on contemporary journalism ethics.  ...[Read More]
Friday, September 19th, 2014

SPJ and the Medill School of Journalism present a discussion on net neutrality and why journalists should care: Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.

The Society of Professional Journalists and  Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism are co-sponsoring a panel discussion addressing why the media should care about net neutrality.   Government, nonprofit and media representatives will discuss the importance of net neutrality to journalists, how accurately media have covered the issue and whether it's related to the First Amendment ...[Read More]
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

October Teletraining: “Rising Health Care Costs: How to uncover stories” Monday, October 27, 2 p.m. EST

October Teletraining Oct 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST "Rising Health Care Costs: How to uncover stories" Rising costs are one of the biggest trends in health care, and SABEW has a session aimed squarely at how to cover that issue. Our panel will examine the cost of health care, from how insurers use the levers they have in policy design to curb costs, to whether drug companies are gouging payers ...[Read More]
Monday, September 15th, 2014

Past Teletraining:”Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports,” Monday, September 15, 2014

Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2014 The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis led a session that can help you find and interpret data for your stories. Participants learned how to mine data on the BEA website and create fast charts and maps using the agency’s interactive tools. The call also reviewed the BEA’s two newest data series, which track ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 11th, 2014

New scholarship available in honor of journalist James Foley

Special to SABEW James Madison University and Iowa State University have come together to offer the James Foley Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship has been established in memory of the photojournalist who was tragically executed while covering the war in Syria. The $5000 photojournalism scholarship covers tuition, program fees and meals for participation in our Urbino program, jointly ...[Read More]
Thursday, September 4th, 2014

SABEW Canada launches with an event in Toronto, Sept. 30

By Bryan Borzykowski On Tuesday, September 30, SABEW Canada will hold its first official event at the Rotman School of Management. While the Society of American Business Editors and Writers has been putting on an annual Canadian talk each year since 2010, this event marks the organization’s official launch in Canada. John McCorry, Bloomberg’s Executive Editor for the Americas ...[Read More]

August 2014

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Teletraining: “Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports,” Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST

  Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will lead a session that helps you find and interpret data for your stories. Participants will learn how to mine data on the BEA website and create fast charts and maps using the agency’s interactive tools. The call will also review the BEA’s two newest data ...[Read More]
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

One-day Personal Finance Writers Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 9 in NYC

Save the Date: SABEW-NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop Thursday, October 9, 2014 (before the start of the SABEW fall conference at CUNY) Convene Times Square 810 7th Avenue (Between 52nd and 53rd Streets), 23rd Floor New York, NY 10019 The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) again are offering a one-day personal ...[Read More]
Monday, August 4th, 2014

Special rate for SABEW members at FinCon 14 in New Orleans, September 18-20

Special to SABEW August 4, 2014- Attention all personal finance and investing writers! #FinCon14 (Where Money and Media Meet) is just around the corner. As a thank you for how well we were treated at this year's Spring SABEW Conference, I want you, as a SABEW member, to attend FinCon14 at a special rate. FinCon is a three-day conference for the financial media community. Attendees connect, learn ...[Read More]

July 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

U.S. Journalist Fellowship in Shanghai, China

The National Press Foundation and Fudan University (China) are collaborating on a program to bring U.S. journalists to Shanghai, China. China Now: Entrepreneurship and More 2014 is an all-expenses-paid, ten-day fellowship in Shanghai where 10 U.S. journalists will have the opportunity to meet with business and economics faculty at Fudan University, interview leading Chinese entrepreneurs and explore ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Using lobbying databases to track influence in Washington” Monday, July 21, 2 p.m. EST

Using lobbying databases to track influence in Washington 2 p.m. EST on Monday, July 21   Businesses large and small flex their muscles every day in Washington, trying to shape policy that will help their bottom lines. Carrie Levine, who leads the research team at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), walks journalists through lobbying disclosure databases that are ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director

NLGJA Announces Adam Pawlus as New Executive Director Pawlus to Lead Premier LGBT Journalists Group Washington, D.C. – Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announced that Adam K. Pawlus has assumed its top staff post and will oversee its efforts to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. As executive director, he will lead NLGJA's flagship programs, including ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Free webinar for journalists on understanding earnings disclosures, July 30, 1PM EST

Special to SABEW  Sageworks Institute will be hosting a free webinar for journalists on understanding earnings releases on Wednesday, July 30 at 1 PM Eastern. This webinar focuses on analyzing those disclosures and highlights the importance of attending earnings conference calls. Using GE’s earnings release as an example, Bill Mayew will guide journalists through how to find news in ...[Read More]
Thursday, July 10th, 2014

National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships for the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, October 12 –15

Special to SABEW Each year, the National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships to working print, online or broadcast journalists based in the U.S. for the annual October "Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists," at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The fellowship includes full tuition, housing, most meals and round trip transportation. The ...[Read More]
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Renee McGivern named interim executive director of SABEW

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Ariz. – Renee McGivern, a consultant with extensive experience leading news associations, has been appointed interim executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, effective July 1. McGivern spent nearly two decades as head of the Minnesota Newspaper Foundation and served as interim executive director at the National Scholastic Press Association. She ...[Read More]

June 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Sageworks Institute survey seeks to understand the training needs of journalists

Special to SABEW June 30, 2014-  Sageworks Institute, a not-for-profit organization that provides free resources to help journalists better understand financial analysis, just released a survey. The purpose is to understand what educational topics the organization should cover and so, your journalists would have an opportunity to request the training materials they really need. Please take ...[Read More]
Friday, June 27th, 2014

The American Copy Editors Society offers Editing Boot Camps throughout the country: Line-up includes trainings in Chicago; Montreal; Nashville, Tennessee; Omaha, Nebraska; and Palm Springs, California

Special to SABEW June 26, 2014 – The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) announces this year’s schedule of its Editing Boot Camps, a series of intensive regional trainings held in cities across the United States and Canada for editors and people who edit as part of their job. The workshops are presented by knowledgeable and experienced editors of ACES’ executive leadership team, and will ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Speakers announced for SABEW’s 2014 fall conference: October 9 & 10 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Special to SABEW NEW YORK – Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will be among the keynote speakers at the annual fall conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in New York. The conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Oct. 9-10, beginning with an evening event Thursday, Oct. 9 and continuing with a daylong ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Lisa Gibbs, long-time SABEW member and award-winning business reporter, named new AP business editor

Special to SABEW By Paul Colford, Director of Media Relations, The Associated Press   NEW YORK – Lisa Gibbs, a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and a senior writer at Money, has been appointed AP’s business editor. Gibbs will oversee more than 65 business reporters and editors worldwide. She will be based in New York and start the job in late August. “We are thrilled ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Former SABEW president Byron Calame honored by the Missouri School of Journalism

Special to SABEW Columbia, Mo. (June 23, 2014) – The Missouri School of Journalism will award the prestigious Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism to a total of seven individuals and media organizations in print, digital and electronic journalism, photojournalism and advertising. The 2014 medalists will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 28, on the University ...[Read More]
Monday, June 16th, 2014

Past teletraining: “Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News,” 2 p.m. EST Monday, June 16

Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News 2 p.m. EST on Monday, June 16   The news business is undergoing a fundamental shift as changes in reader behavior influence the bottom line at news organizations. Join our panel for a strategic discussion on the impact of mobile traffic, social media, subscription models, and search engine referrals. We explore the advantages and disadvantages ...[Read More]
Thursday, June 12th, 2014

SABEW welcomes Yahoo’s Task to its board of governors

Special to SABEW Aaron Task, editor in chief of Yahoo Finance, has been appointed to join the board of governors of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Task, who oversees all original content for the site and the Yahoo! Finance newsroom, is also the host of "The Daily Ticker" on Yahoo! Finance, where he offers insights on the most important business stories of the day, including ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Dow Jones Business Interns get “Happy”

By WILL SUTTON (@willsutton), Director, 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Residency Singer, producer and writer Pharrell Williams had a huge hit with “Happy,” prompting remakes and video copies worldwide, and the 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency program decided to do one of its own – with a decidedly business, business journalism and New York City flair. Grambling State University ...[Read More]
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Broadcasting business news means ‘Pop Biz’ wins

BY VICTOR OCASIO Dow Jones News Fund Business Intern NEW YORK -- In broadcast network news, the day-to-day world of Wall Street is one far removed from target audiences. For producers, business news comes down to one key interest group – the consumer. Members of the 2014 Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency program, which pairs hand-picked student journalists from around the country ...[Read More]
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

New York Times blog producer at the center of some digital efforts

By MORGAN SEARLES, Dow Jones News Fund Business Intern Hampton University grad moves from print writing to digital and changes as she helps The Times change to improve business model  NEW YORK -- Under the storied flag of The New York Times, one facet of new journalism is guided by truth, human experience and one woman’s eye for absorbing imagery. Whitney Richardson is a 28-year-old ...[Read More]
Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Next teletraining: “Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News,” Monday, June 16, 2 p.m. EST

Reader Behavior and the Economics of Digital News 2 p.m. on Monday, June 16   The news business is undergoing a fundamental shift as changes in reader behavior influence the bottom line at news organizations. Join our panel for a strategic discussion on the impact of mobile traffic, social media, subscription models, and search engine referrals. We will also explore the advantages and disadvantages ...[Read More]
Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Warren Watson resigning as SABEW executive director

Warren Watson, executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers since 2009, announced Monday that he is resigning effective June 30. He plans to move back to his native New England to complete a book on the state of journalism, "Surviving Journalism," (Marion Street Press) and pursue other journalism endeavors. "It's been a gratifying five years," said Watson, a ...[Read More]

May 2014

Friday, May 30th, 2014

SABEW-Commonwealth webinar draws 200 people

Special to SABEW A SABEW webinar drew a total audience of 200 journalists and others May 29. The event was organized by The Commonwealth Fund, with co-sponsorship by SABEW and the Georgetown Health Policy Institute. Moderator was Sara Collins of the Fund.  Warren Watson, executive director of SABEW, made opening remarks. Watch the webinar here. SABEW will be conducting more programs ...[Read More]
Friday, May 30th, 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship

Special to SABEW The Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship is NPF’s signature Washington education program for DC-based journalists. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 class. In nine daylong sessions—once a month from September through June—journalists get to know and learn from Washington officials, experts and seasoned journalists. Details can be found by watching ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 29th, 2014

SABEW May 29 webinar: Update on the health insurance marketplaces for small businesses

SPECIAL to SABEW SABEW helped sponsor of a free May 29 webinar on the Affordable Care Act’s Small Business Health Options Program, known as SHOP. Presenters looked at state-by-state implementation of the program and an online Q&A will follow. The ACA program was conducted by The Commonwealth Fund.  The Georgetown University Health Policy Institute was also a co-sponsor. Watch the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Watson book on “Surviving Journalism” to be published by Marion Street Press

Special to SABEW   PHOENIX --  Warren Watson's book, “Surviving Journalism,” will be published next year by Marion Street Press of Portland, Ore. The project by the SABEW executive director examines the convulsive effects of journalism’s changes, including layoffs, firings, new business models and the Internet, on career journalists. Watson’s manuscript is due to the publisher ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Canadian SABEW member wins first prize in the PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism

Special to SABEW The Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) announced the winners of its third annual PMAC Awards for Excellence in Investment Journalism (the PMAC Awards) today. First prize went to SABEW member Bryan Borzykowski for the Canadian Business Investor's Guide 2014, an investment resource for all levels of investors. Winners were selected from 31 French and English entries ...[Read More]
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Past teletraining: “How to Ace Your Early Video Appearances,” Monday, May 19, 2 p.m. Eastern

How to Ace Your Early Video Appearances Web video is exploding and the demand for multi-platform work is rising along with it. This session offers tips for traditional text-only journalists who need to appear on video or TV or shoot their own video segments. Our panel discusses how to speak, what not to wear, where to look and how to break down your points into digestible pieces. We also share best ...[Read More]
Monday, May 19th, 2014

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship

Special to SABEW The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the Australian Department of Health and the University of Technology Sydney, is pleased to invite you to nominate a candidate for the 2015-16 Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship. This program provides a  unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals (academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision-makers ...[Read More]
Thursday, May 15th, 2014

President’s letter: SABEW’S great Canadian adventure

By MARTY WOLK (Marty Wolk writes monthly columns about his experiences as SABEW president) May 2014 Even though SABEW has “American” in our name, we have increasingly global ambitions, and that starts at our front doorstep with our friends in Canada. From my own front doorstep in Seattle, the northern border is less than three hours away, so on a rainy Friday last week I hopped ...[Read More]
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

SABEW to continue business of healthcare education through $35,000 Commonwealth grant

SPECIAL to SABEW The Commonwealth Fund has awarded a grant of $35,000 to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers to conduct training programs for business journalists, including a 2-day symposium in Atlanta. The symposium, which will be limited to 15 journalists selected through an application process, will be held later in the year. The grant will also fund a free distance learning ...[Read More]

April 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

CUNY Seeks Business Journalists for New Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a new program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support in-­‐depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the U.S. economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have resources to tackle complex, time-­‐ consuming stories, the McGraw Fellowships will enable accomplished ...[Read More]
Monday, April 21st, 2014

Past teletraining: Freelance Training: Secrets to Success, Monday, April 28, 2 p.m. Eastern

Freelance Training: Secrets to Success New to freelancing? Think it might be in your future? You’ll get some tips of the trade from some of the best in the biz in this session. You’ll find out how to find work, what editors expect from freelancers today and how to negotiate pay. You’ll also get some helpful resources you can use. Join us…  April 28, 2 p.m. Eastern Download the call ...[Read More]
Thursday, April 17th, 2014

VIDEO- Michael Lewis- March 28, 2014

SABEW Luncheon with author Michael Lewis On Friday March 28, 2014, author Michael Lewis was the recipient of SABEW's Distinguished Achievement Award. Lewis was interviewed by long time journalist Diana Henriques during a luncheon in his honor. Here are videos from that luncheon. "The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" by Jacqueline Bolivar, Cronkite student reporter   Michael Lewis at ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

VIDEO- Bob Parsons addresses business journalists at the opening night reception of SABEW’s spring conference

  Bob Parsons speaks at the SABEW 2014 Spring Conference. By Curtis Davis   Bob Parsons at the opening reception of SABEW's 2014 Spring Conference. By Mark Mingura ...[Read More]
Friday, April 11th, 2014

Dates announced for SABEW’s 2014 fall conference: October 9 & 10 at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

SPECIAL to SABEW For the fifth year in a row, SABEW will conduct its fall conference at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.  The dates:  Oct. 9-10. Registration information is available here. “The SABEW fall conference never fails to make news and is a great place for networking and training,” said SABEW President Marty Wolk, managing editor ...[Read More]
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

President’s letter: How I got here

By Marty Wolk April 2014 I’ve been coming to SABEW events for a long time, since I was first dragged to one by my old Reuters pal Dick Satran when he was on the board of governors in the 1990s. After I moved to Seattle, I attended (and covered) two memorable SABEW conferences, including one where Bill Gates spoke in an intimate setting, and another where Steve Ballmer declared that Microsoft ...[Read More]
Monday, April 7th, 2014

SABEW installs new president, leadership team; 51st conference draws 225 to Cronkite School

SPECIAL TO SABEW The Society of American Business Editors and Writers concluded its 51st annual conference March 29 by installing a new president and announcing new board members and executive officers. Marty Wolk, managing editor of MSN Money, took over for a one-year term as president of the 4,000-member organization at the conclusion of the conference in Phoenix.  Wolk also was the conference ...[Read More]
Friday, April 4th, 2014

University of Georgia students learn from top business journalists in NYC as part of SABEW fellowship, Part 2

By Kathleen LaPorte and Cailin O'Brien NEW YORK- Business journalists still report stories from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange even though computer trading has reduced the action there, but the audience for those stories has expanded well beyond the affluent investors often associated with Wall Street. At a time when the average smartphone can easily display stock prices and companies ...[Read More]
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

University of Georgia students learn from top business journalists in NYC as part of SABEW fellowship

By Nicholas Fouriezos and Maria Torres NEW YORK- Trading beaches and sun tans for the blustery streets of New York, four University of Georgia journalism students spent their spring break studying business news in the nation’s financial capital. The students met with editors and reporters at the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and Yahoo Finance. They also visited the trading desk at ...[Read More]

March 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Pollster: Arizona’s switch from red to blue state ‘inevitable’

By JOE MARTIN Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Arizona has a national reputation for hard-core conservatism, but it’s inevitable that Democrats will hold sway in the state as the Latino population grows and independent voters surge, a pollster said Saturday. Jim Haynes, president and CEO of the Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center, said the shift has been slowed thus far by a lack of participation ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Panel: Treat cannabis as a serious business topic, not as a joke

By KIRSTEN KRAKLIO Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – It’s time for the news media and nation to stop making cannabis the butt of jokes and source of puns and treat the plant as a serious business topic, several journalists and CEOs said Friday. “As a journalist I’ve been embarrassed by a lot of the coverage that’s been going on in this industry,” Al Olsen, senior editor at CNBC, ...[Read More]
Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Lewis details reporting, relationship-building that led to ‘Moneyball’

By PERRY VANDELL Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Not every writer knows when an article will turn into a book. Sometimes a moment, an experience, a strike of inspiration can transform what was supposed to be a magazine feature into a full-blown novel. For Michael Lewis, who received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Distinguished Achievement Award on Friday, that ...[Read More]

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